800,000 Wiis sold over Thanksgiving week

[UPDATE] Nintendo shakes its motion-sensing money maker, nearly matching domestic November 2007 sales in just 7 days; analyst says 1.4 million units sold in US last month.

Last month, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told Forbes that the Wii should finally be widely available in stores this holiday season. Today, a Reuters report suggests that not only have supplies of the motion-sensing system have drastically increased since last year, but demand for it remains insatiable.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told Reuters that more than 800,000 Wii systems sold in the US during the week of the Thanksgiving holiday (Nov. 23-29). That more than doubled the 350,000 Nintendo sold for the same week last year, and approached the company's entire November 2007 haul of 981,000 units. As of September 30, the console sold nearly 35 million units worldwide, and is the best-selling platform of the current console generation.

As for the DS Lite, Iwata said sales of Nintendo's handheld were up 20 percent year-over-year for the week, but did not provide exact figures. The uptick in sales comes despite the October unveiling of the DSi, a third redesign of the handheld. The dual-camera, Web browser-enabled handheld won't be available domestically until "well into 2009", but has been selling briskly in Japan since it went on sale there last month.

Iwata also addressed the worldwide economic slowdown, saying Nintendo has thus far been isolated from its effects. "When the economy is strong, people tend to buy three things from the top of their wish list," Iwata told the news wire. "But when things are bad, people often buy only the first thing on their list. Fortunately for us, a lot of shoppers put our products at the top of their list."

[UPDATE] In a note sent out this morning to investors, Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter said he estimates a whopping 1.4 million Wiis were sold in November. He also predicted record sales of the price-reduced Xbox 360 (800,000 units) and steadily advancing PlayStation 3 (400,000 units). The oft-quoth game-industry analyst also predicted that console sales increased 17 percent during November, while handheld sales dropped 5 percent.

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Pices
Pices

@pukmok, would children beg for MadWorld? I think not..

pukmok
pukmok

Whoever is giving a thumbs down to okassar is blind. All of these kids beg for a Wii but when you lay the game list in front of them (I did it while babysitting) they choose the 360 or PS3.

akiwak
akiwak

The Wii focuses on attracting other consumers and Nintendo has done an awesome job in doing that. It is not in direct competition with the 360 or PS3. My mother-in-law has never been into gaming whatsoever but she got to play while she was visiting us here and now she went back home to get a Wii. She then showed other family members and friends and they have also been getting them for themselves or visiting each other to play. I like the Wii because, yes right now it satifies the needs of the casual gamer but it may also turn a small percentage into hardcore gamers.

joevit
joevit

Funny how the system with less power would sold the 2 will more power. People dont care about Blu-Ray play back or power of its video card or cell CPU. Its about games. I own a wii and I dont play it. Some times my little girl might play it, or my son. Most of the time it's all about the 360.

Princess_Rectum
Princess_Rectum

okassar needs to grow some pubes and get laid. In that order.

okassar
okassar

800,000 more people that will realize in 2 months that they shelled out 250 bucks on a gimmick with bad graphics bad games and severely limited media capability."ooo,ooo daddy I want motion sensing" "ok buddyo" "awethommth,we're having fun just like that plastic soccer mom on that Wii commercial" "yyyyaaaaathhhh" "yaaaaaaathhhhhhhhhh"---->2 months later "aw awwwww" "aw awwwwwwwww" "motion sensing is getting real old" "SON,I PAYED $250 DOLLARS FOR THIS THING" "get me a 360 dad!!!" "-.-".

Mush_Mouth
Mush_Mouth

What the heck do all these people play on the Wiis they buy??? The console has maybe a dozen games on it that are decent. I own something like 6 or 7 games on it and I'm having a hard time finding something that's not a carnival-themed minigame collection or something that isn't aimed at the 10-and-under-audience. Seriously, for every 1 good or even decent game that comes out on this console, there's like 20 shovelware games that come out for it.

nappan
nappan

Well that update says one thing that gamers should care about: All console sales are up, and that is good for ALL gaming.

D3dr0_0
D3dr0_0

I own a Wii and my games are made by Nintendo,ex: Mario, Zelda and SSBB. The only other games I buy are from virtual console since they have alot of good old titles I bought when I was a kid. It brings back memories when I play those games.

aaronobst
aaronobst

GAMESPOT OKAY WE GET IT!! THE WII IS SELLING CRAZILY NOW PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD GIVE US SOME DIFFERENT NEWS

gameking5000
gameking5000

For some reason I see the Xbox games and Playstations as not fun.Problary they're hardcore. No offense to the hardcore gamers but hardcore isn't 'fun' to me and the wii, well is casual.

flyingdutchdog
flyingdutchdog

to pure impact: I would suggest you look at the titles released for the 360 and I think you'll find FPS's are not the main staple of the 360. I think you'll see there are a plethora of diverse games ... more so than on the Wii.

BigBoi17
BigBoi17

Can I say something about the Wii(basically toward Nintendo fans)? What Nintendo did with the Wii was a great idea, and hopefully Sony and Microsoft learned something from them as far as making more interactive games. But, do you really think the Wii should be selling THAT much? I mean, it's very innovative, and the fact that you can play classic Nintendo games on there was a awesome idea, but Nintendo are the only people that are making successful games for the Wii. A lot of companies are trying to contribute to the Wii success, but most of them are Epic fails. The only game I see Wii owners playing is Wii sports, Mario, and SSBM. Im just saying, im happy Nin. reached out to the casual gamers, but are they the only people they care about? I don't hate Nintendo, I have a gamecube last gen. and played it all the time, but I was mad about how dev. never took the gamecube seriously(Besides capcom RE4). Now im seeing the samething goin' on with the Wii, but they're selling like crazy. Im not bitter about the sales, Im just bitter that nintendo has completly forgot about the hardcore gamers...

brigiant
brigiant

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pure_impact
pure_impact

I own a Wii too, and I grew up during the old school NES days and did continue to upgrade to the new systems over the years as Nintendo released them and I must say they have been superbly dead on as to who they are marketing to, which are the old schoolers like me, and families. At times I think of getting a 360, but all they really have to offer are 1st person shooters which gets old quick for me as I like to play many different genres. I did recently buy an old school Xbox so I could see what Halo is like and I must say that it is very fun, however I still have many other games that hold my attention as much as that title. The Wii needs a few new titles that are specifically for Nintendo only (something NEW..not Mario or Link, etc.) and they will have everything sewn up for this whole console race for this gen. Maybe Sony have learned from their mistakes of assuming people will and can shell out $400 or more for a console with Blu-ray. Most consumers could give a sh-- about Blu-ray as many own HDtv's and have great surround theaters so there really isn't a "must have"demand for Blu-Ray or the PS3. I love my PS2 anyway and have a huge library..I have no need for a PS3.

Kenji_Masamune
Kenji_Masamune

one of the best things about the PS2 was that it had a wide array of games to choose from. Can't think of any offhand because I didn't want to play wii-type of games 10 years ago. I'm sure that when I'm geriactric and unable to press buttons quick enough or react quick enough to onscreen baddies that I might enjoy a 'simple jack' system like the wii, but in the mean time I'll stick to COD4, WAR, & SC4

gameking5000
gameking5000

The Xbox, Xbox 360, PS2, PS3 have no games that are nice. Too many of them are shooting games and mature rated games. Families do not want that. Most of the games on those systems are not good has they have a bad impact on your mind. Wii games on the otherhand have more fun games to me. They also are a great choice for families and it gets the whole family involved. My mum and dad ask me to join for Wii music and other family games.

Sonicplys
Sonicplys

How bout that Wii. DJ Khali said it best: WII THE BEST, MAN!!!!!

Crazylightsaber
Crazylightsaber

I have 2 Wii in my house. Money well spent if I must say so myself.

BtmnHatesRbn
BtmnHatesRbn

For anybody wondering about a bad economy and the video games market...its a lil strange, but small stores will be effected while large stores, like Walmart, Target, Sears, etc., wont suffer at all. Proof is that the industry launched in times worse than now, during the late 1970s, when Carter was in office and the Nation was totally upside-down from his idiotic policies. Atari 2600 was launched in 1977 and took off, and Intellivision waas launched in 1980 and took off. The Apple II and other computers were also launched during this terrible time, and also took off. In fact, Apple II and VisiCalc are sometimes acknowledged for directly causing the economy to revive after Reagan took office in 1981, though Reagan likes to take the credit. Anyways, the point is, though, that where the early video game industry was effected the most was the little stores, while the big stores had no problem being at the forefront of the industry. So that leads to the releases of the Genesis and Super NES. While the Genesis, and the failure of the TurboGrafx-16, were both released in 1989, when times were good, the Super NES was released in 1991, when the S&L Crisis was in full swing, which led to the ousting of the Bush the First in the 1992 election. Even during the slightly bad times of 1991 and 1992, companies like 3DO, Atari, and Pioneer were readying releases of new consoles, and Sony and Sega were designing the next generation (Sonys PlayStation and Segas Saturn and 32X). Even the computer companies were booming, with Mac sales through the roof for desktop publishing, IBMs PS/2 systems for dedicated work (like utility companies), Windows 3.1 making a splash on home computers, Commdores Amiga being installed in TV studios for editting and graphics, etc. This was all happening when the S&L Crisis was occurring. 1992 was also the year that AOL launched for Mac and that Congress allowed ARPAnet/DARPAnet to become the Internet. So hard times are par for the course. Take post-9/11, when tons of layoffs occurred as a direct result of stupidity on the part of companies. Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, GameCube, and Xbox all enjoyed a robust Christmas in 2001. Nobody could declare a winner in that race till 2004, seriously. It didnt matter if Sega had said they were not making Dreamcast consoles anymore, since I working at a game store at the time, we couldnt keep that console in stock to save our lives. Also, Windows XP and Mac OS X were both released, as were new models, that all sold very well (in Apples case, Microsoft doesnt make computers). The iPod also came out around this time. So its bad economic times and the Wii is destorying the competition. Do you know why? Think. Nintendo, from 1987 till 1991, created a user-base so powerful its still around today, from the TV Games using NOAC (NES-on-a-chip), to DVDs still being released with the Super Mario Bros. Super Show on it, to retro games selling way too much on the Virtual Console to be healthy...Nintendo created a user-base that remembers being eight in 1988. These folks grew up in the 1990s, playing SNES and Genesis games, moving onto PlayStation and N-64, or moving onto Windows 95/98 games, being in college and playing one of the 128-bit consoles (Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox) or just using their computer running 98/ME/XP to play games, then, finally, they all have now settled down and started families. What do the kids want? Wii. What do the parents want? Virtual Console games they remember as a kid, when they were eight in 1988. And thats exactly to whom Nintendo is marketing. The results say they planned this from the day they entered into the US video game market, and the sales are behind these results. Xbox 360, while a nice console, doesnt have much for children. And even if the same game is bought on the 360 over the Wii, the kids will go to a friends house and see the Wii version with all of the swinging and such, and come back home and poo-poo their 360 version. Computer games, currently, are a joke, as the console versions are exactly the same, and dont require me to update drivers, buy a new video card, expand my RAM. I mean, seriously, enough is enough on that front.

BlackDragon110
BlackDragon110

No CorruptGamerGX you just missed the point. I've never regreted that I bought the Wii. I was dissapointed that I there are games I wanted on the system that were on others, but I've never been mad about that. I'm pretty happy with my Wii and I'm looking forward to the games coming out for it next year. If you felt like you were missing out on games so you bought a PS3 fine. I don't I or anyone is upset about that. Like I said if you like it you like and if you don't you don't. I have a problem with the unnecessesary and illogical bashing of the Wii for no reason other than the fact that it's doing so well.

CorruptGamerGX
CorruptGamerGX

You just proved my point. I wanted to play the games 360/PS3 had when I only had a Wii. Then I decided to buy a PS3 so I could join the fun. That's where my pain and rage came from. I also hope Nintendo's E3 doesn't suck this year like the last one. So much disappointment from one event.

BlackDragon110
BlackDragon110

CorruptGamerGX you have done nothing but moan and complain that you don't like the Wii. That does nothing but give the impression that you hate the Wii. I don't think that the Wii is god's gift to video games, I extreamly dissappointed with this holiday season's games of games for the Wii. I'm sure I'll be playing my 360 alot more than my Wii at this point. But I'm not out there slamming the system because of that. You're whole thing has been you hated the Wii 3 months after you bought it, or how much of a bad investment it was. If you feel that way fine. I can respect that. However your temperment has been that the Wii sucks back then, it sucks now, and it will suck in the future. You rambled off all the games in 09 that are going to suck on the Wii listing only the casual games. Which is kind of ironic when Sony and Microsoft are now pushing so hard to try and capture a piece of the casual games market. You said I don't feel your pain, what pain could you have if you don't like the system and you are not playing it? It's not as if though you really like BioShock but you only have a Wii. I could feel that person's pain. I would love to play Dead Space on the Wii, but the game's not on the Wii so I can't. I think that COD: World at War's gameplay is better on the Wii than on the 360, but the 360\PS3 verison offer alot more features the the Wii version. Sure I could bash the system because of it's short comings but I'm not doing that becasue I like the Wii just as much as I like the 360/PS3.

CorruptGamerGX
CorruptGamerGX

@Pices I was joking about selling the Wii seeing as how I don't sell consoles.

CorruptGamerGX
CorruptGamerGX

@BlackDragon110 Why would I buy games I don't like? That makes no sense. I hate the shovelware and ports 3rd party companies bring to the Wii before they finally decide to bring one hidden gem. I don't hate the Wii, it just doesn't live up hype it received before it launched, with a ton of broken promises from Nintendo. Sorry, but I happen to live in reality and that was what made decide to ignore the Wii for now. I got tired of waiting 3-4 months for one good game to come out while 360/PS3 were receiving them on a monthly basis. What the heck do know anyways? You don't feel my or pain or thoughts about the Wii because every gamer has different tastes. I had mine since day one and did nothing but play some games for a month, let it collect dust, play again for a while, collect dust, rinse, lather, repeat. If I was a fanboy, I would of sold the Wii a long time ago like other gamers have and never look back, but I still have mine and look forward to at least 3 games at the moment (which I won't mention). I suggest you relax because I can guarantee you Pices only own a Wii and have a different point-of-view from only owning 1 of the 3 consoles.

Pices
Pices

Ok , now thats 1 game that will PROBABLY not come out in 2009......out of 20+ games...... BlackDragon110 is making a point here, we won't get hurt if you sell your Wii but don't bash it because its unnecessesary. Do you see me bash the Ps3 or 360 even though I only own the Wii? No, let us all enjoy our current consoles and not let fanboys interrupt our valuable play-times.

CorruptGamerGX
CorruptGamerGX

Except that Nintendo BLOCKS the Freeloader with every new firmware update. There is also no way anyone would shell out over $300 to import a Japanese Wii to play one game. Capcom USA is wasting thier time. They would probably lose more money in the long run getting the licenses compared to amount of copies that would be sold.

BlackDragon110
BlackDragon110

CorruptGamerGX you sit up here and complain how much you hate the Wii and it's games suck. So why in the world are you buying games that you don't like for a system that you hate? No one's begging you to like the Wii. If you do you do, if you don't you don't. It's no skin off my or anyone else's nose. I don't like the fact that people like you are always ragging on the system just because it's doing well. You try to make these dumb agruments about how the Wii suck and try to back it up with just the most illogical facts that are out there. You are the very defintion of a fanboy. No matter what the facts are and no matter what the truth is, you are always going to completely ignore them for your own reality. So be it.

Pices
Pices

1) I can buy a freeloder and order the game from Japan OR simply play the Japanese version with no freeloader 2) Capcom USA is really trying hard to deal with this licensing issue

CorruptGamerGX
CorruptGamerGX

Don't post games that you and others will never get to play then. The game has licence issues like Jump Ultimate Stars had so it will never be released in the US. Like I said yesterday, the Wii is the hardest console to play imports on without the use of illegal means.

Pices
Pices

um....who said I wanna buy it? Even though I posted it, that doesn't mean that I'm gonna buy it. My guess that it will support the Nunchuck, Classic and Gamecube.

CorruptGamerGX
CorruptGamerGX

Uh no. Monster Hunter was also on PS2 (the best selling console) and it still sold poorly before being ported to the PSP. Also, I mentioned PSP because Monster Hunter games are very long and appeal more to handheld gamers.

CorruptGamerGX
CorruptGamerGX

Nice speech and all but you do realise most of the features you listed are FROM last-gen consoles. Dreamcast had Internet while PS2/Xbox had online (though Xbox's was more advanced at the time). Power doesn't mean anything you say? Then why does the PS3 get bashed the most eventhough it has more features than 360 and the Wii? My loss? I'll still buy Wii games (Which aren't worth $50) but I doubt Nintendo will rule 2009. Nintendo is all talk, no action. They consider Animal Crossing to hardcore when it's not at all. One more thing Pices, how exactly are you going to play Tatsunoko vs. Capcom? I'd like to hear it.

Pices
Pices

About MH3, that because the Wii IS NOT a PSP. It attracted much more people and We'll see how it will be well sold when its released. About the Conduit...well unlike XBOX Live, you don't have to pay for it or get this long dangling headset that drains your controller dry. Just sit back and relax while speaking via a microphone (Wii Speak). This game made the biggest impact in 3rd party game-making history

Pices
Pices

CorruptGamerX, hey its your loss, I'm not begging you to keep your Wii. I gave out facts that the Wii is getting hardcore and 2009 will be a great year for it and I still don't regret buying the Wii even though I don't own a PS360 (although I admire them). I didn't call you a fanboy, Definition of fanboy : a person who thinks his console is supreme while he criticises the others. (Example : a PS3 fanboy is someone who thinks that the PS3 is superior while the Wii and 360 are "crap".) Oh...and you mentioned next-gen. Unfortunately for you, the Wii is next -gen because of these facts (wireless controllers, menu, friend interaction, download classic games, innovation, internal storage, features like Internet, latest weather and news, pictures, videos) hey, the last gen didn't have those and if the Wii has higher million polygons per second than the last-gen consoles then its considered a next-gen. Power doesn't mean next-gen, FEATURES do.

CorruptGamerGX
CorruptGamerGX

Terrible reasoning Pices. None of the Fire Emblem games were released in North America until AFTER Melee was released. You can't buy something that has been mentioned or heard of before. Monster Hunter has been selling quite poorly on the PSP. What makes you think the Wii will be any different? It's popular only in Japan. The Conduit is still just a FPS even with all the features. Again, PS3 and 360 are already flooded with them, what makes this game stand out from the rest?

BlackDragon110
BlackDragon110

@CorruptGamerGX You know I could also say that Halo is just a FPS and there are plenty of them. Of course I would never say that cause I know just how good Halo really is. The reason so many people are excited about The Conduit is that for really the first time a developer is taking the Wii seriously and shows 360 like graphics are possible on the Wii. The developement of the Quantum 3 engine, which many developers have express alot of intrest in, pretty much makes sure that future Wii games will up the quality of graphics. Just take a look at at one of the levels of The Conduit in high-def http://wii.ign.com/dor/objects/14248157/the-conduit/videos/conduit1_10min_100208.html

CorruptGamerGX
CorruptGamerGX

Pices http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KijwsAnpB-M, PS360 fanboys please look at this Looked at it. Still doesn't change my mind about the hype Nintendo always loves to build. I fell for it at launch, 2007 and 2008 and you expect me and others to give them another chance? I moved on already with the PS3, a choice I don't regret unlike the Wii. At least the DS is still cool and doesn't rely on backwards compatibility and overpriced ROMs to make the purchase worthwhile. And don't call me a fanboy because I still own a Wii (which I should sell) and a PS3.

Pices
Pices

Just an FPS? Oh, I thought playing Halo-like games makes you a hardcore, right? It has voice chat, LAN, support of Wii Motion-Plus, 16-player online, awesome graphics that quite resemble a 360 game, what more do you want? Fire Emblem wasn't popular in N.Amercia but it did after the debut of Melee. Monster Hunter 3 attracted me (I never played a MH game before) and I can tell that it will be a very promising game. Games don't have to be popular to be good, they have to have a great pesentation and last appeal to do so.

CorruptGamerGX
CorruptGamerGX

Actually most of them were 2008 titles with a couple from January. I wanted to prove that Wii has NOTHING to offer for the holidays. I'm sure the Wii is going to deliver in 2009 like it failed to do in 2008 even with the most hardware sales. @Pices Cannot deny facts huh? How exactly do you know if any of those games will be good? Madworld looks promising, The Conduit is just a FPS (as if the 360/PS3 didn't have enough of those), Monster Hunter is NOT popular in North America.

BlackDragon110
BlackDragon110

@CorruptGamerGX Why are you trying to make the same agurment that keeps getting busted every single time? You were the one that wrote, "The Wii's 2009 titles will be easily overshadowed by the hyped titles on the PS3/360." You listed games for the Wii and completely left out any AAA titles. Now you are complaning about people listing off "random titles' for the Wii. How can they be random titles if they have been announced to be released on the Wii? You listed the weakest titles for the Wii in 09 to try and make your point and people called you on it. That's why I said if you are going to try to make an agruement, come correct with it. If you are going to continue to make these weak agruements, natrually people are going to continue to bust them.

Pices
Pices

CorruptGamerGX..... Nintendo IS GETTING great 3rd party support. High Voltage Software for The Conduit, Platinum Games for MadWorld, Deadly Creatures developed by Rainbow Studios, Monster Hunter 3 developed by Capcom... Do I need to go on? I listed a whole lot of hardcore games coming at 2009 all from Third-party developers. You CANNOT deny facts

CorruptGamerGX
CorruptGamerGX

Whatever you say. I'll stick with the real next-gen consoles to get my gaming fix. At least PS3/360 is guaranteed to get good 3rd party titles. Nintendo also needs to lower the prices of some VC titles because most of them are a rip-off compared to NEW downloadable titles.

Pices
Pices

CorruptGamerGX, these are not "random" future game lists, because these will come out for sure and the Wii is getting hardcore since 2009 will make it succeed

CorruptGamerGX
CorruptGamerGX

@Pices *facepalm* Do you understand English at all? The Wii having improved specs over the PS2 does not mean every game will automatically look better than its games. Yes, most of the 3rd party games look like PS2 titles, not to mention all the ports the Wii receives from it. Hardly any companies take advantage of the Wii's power including Nintendo themselves. Most of their 1st party titles could of easily been done on the Gamecube. And whoever keeps giving thumbs down from the shadows is just helping to prove my point. The Wii is really nothing special and stop pulling random titles out of your *** to list to make the Wii software look promising. How do we know all these games will come out in 2009? Remember how Super Mario Galaxy, Metroid Prime 3 and Super Smash Bros. Brawl were suppose to launch titles? That changed quickly. As the fastest selling console, the Wii does a poor job at delivering. Why are hardcore gamers given the boot for the casuals? The Wii is suppose to appeal to everyone, not individuals who despised video games for years. I'll see for myself what upcoming titles really look promising.

dustybigham
dustybigham

I just pooped on my Wii. Now can we say it plays crappy games?

khoofia_pika
khoofia_pika

charizard1605 and Pices, Your point is correct in its own right- the Wii is coming on great. It has over a twenty quality titles and even more coming out next year. But the problem is that not all the current titles you list on the Wii are true hardcore games which everybody would be dying to play. Only few can be qualified as those. The only games which can be categorized as those hardcore games are: 1. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess 2. Metroid Prime: Corruption 3. Super Smash Bros. Brawl 4. Super Mario Galaxy 5. Mario Kart Wii 6. Okami 7. Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition 8. No More Heroes 9. Call of Duty: World at War 10. Call of Duty 3 11. Medal of Honor Heroes 2 12. Disaster Day Of Crisis 13. Fire Emblem : Radiant Dawn 14. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 15. Tales of Symphonia 2 16. Castlevania Judgement So.. 16 out of the 40 you have listed innumerable times. And nopw, lets look at the true hardcore games yet to come: 1. The Conduit 2. MadWorld 3. Dead Rising: Chop till you Drop 4. House of the Dead: Overkill 5. Deadly Creatures 6. Punch Out! 7. Kirby 3 8. Kid Icarus Wii 9. Red Steel 2 10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 11. The Legend of Zelda NEXT 12. Super Mario Wii 2 13. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronichles: The Crystal Bearers 14. Pikmin 3 15. Spore 16. Ghostbusters 17. Rygar: The Battle of Argus 18. Sonic and the Black Knight 19. Metroid Prime 20. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes 21. Dragon Quest X So... 21 out of the other 40 titles you named. I must say, thats quite a lot. Even though, the Wii HAS had a draught of good games, next year, it will all change. But those titles are not all that matter. Wii has missed out on a lot of titles. It wont be getting RE5, FF13, Godfather II, Bioshock 2, Burnout 6. It also missed out on GTA IV, DMC IV, Bioshock, Saint's Row 2, Burnout Paradise, COD 4, Prince of Persia. So. My basic point is, Even though, atm, Wii DOES have a draught of good games and has missed out on a lot and will be continuing that trend, it will be getting loads of great quality titles next year. PS3 and XBOX 360 maniacs (I'm incidently one of those) should just accept the fact that their console cannot and WILL not win against the Wii because after all, Wii is a NINTENDO PRODUCT!!!!!!!